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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello! I recently put 10 cherry shrimp in my pretty heavily planted Fluvial 5 spec with some chili rasboras hoping to start a colony! I wanted to run my parameters by you all to see if I need to boost my GH/KH at all... or are these suitable for red cherry shrimp? GH: ~120ppm KH...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello Everyone! I have a bit of a problem with some ostracods - copepods. I've read several times that they are a good sign of water quality, however they are bothering my poor black racer Nerites to death! I have had this tank set up for 3 months now and everyone was fine until this outbreak...
  3. For Sale/Trade
    My tank is over populated with Tangerine Tigers so it's time to let go some of them... Size varies from juvie to adult, no pee-wee size, but if you get smaller than that they're not counted... My params is 6.4PH (gassed with CO2), 180-230 TDS, 2KH, and 5-7GH and they live with my Fire Red...
  4. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi there, I am super new, and despite my best efforts all attempts to buy the Planted Tank Guide have left me eternally loading on the paypal page. I was hoping to get some advice on starting my tank. I had a tank when I was a kid, and I really didn't have the resources/know-how to keep the...
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    My friend works at a local museum that sells hermit crabs and various other small pets and this thing came with a shipment of other animals. She told me that I can have it for my tank, which currently only has some snails that came with previous aquatic plants from Petco. I'm not sure how to...
  6. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello everyone. I recently bought 10 blue velvet neocaridina for $40 from aquatic arts. I have some super tiny pest snails, 5 ghost shrimp, and had 3 otocinclus, and plenty of algae growing on rocks, etc., to sustain them. BUT within the past two days, I have had an otocinclus die (I think due...
  7. WTB/RAOK
    Hi all, Looking for Red Cherry Shrimp culls! Starting a shrimp tank but pressed on cash (college budget) so looking for your most unwanted shrimp. Located in Seattle, WA. PM/comment what you've got.
  8. For Sale/Trade
    I've got more Cardinals that need a new home! These have been extremely hardy for me and I'll have more in the future. Price is $150. That price includes Priority Mail Express, insulated styro box and heat pack. PM me if you have any questions! Thanks for looking. :thumbsup:
  9. WTB/RAOK
    Hello I'm a new user recommended by user cmdR_CHRIS. I am looking to purchase 10-20 Blue Velvet Shrimp. I have looked on many online sites and they never seem to go less than $3.5/per shrimp. Though $3.5-$4/per is fine the shipping & handling costs is what really kills me, especially since most...
  10. Fish
    I'm just looking for advice on treating my yoyo loaches with Ich. They're in a tank with glass shrimp and Fundulus Cingulatus. I'm in the process of raising the temp to 86F right now. I'm also assuming that my other 3 tanks may be infected as I do water changes using the same buckets. After a...
  11. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey guys! I bought 2 RCS from my LPS a couple months ago and since then, they've been happy and active (even reproducing twice), until now. Over the span of the last two weeks I have found 3 dead shrimp laying on the substrate with what looks like no legs, just the body. The first two I...
  12. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I received a new plant over the weekend. The seller advised that I do alum and potassium permanganate dips since he claimed his tank had pond snails. And so I did a 10 min dip in potassium permanganate and a 2-3 hour dip in a highly concentrated solution of water & alum. I rinsed the plants...
  13. Tank Journals
    Hi All, I'm pretty to new to setting up vivariums and I'd like to get some advise from you "veterans" out there. :help: A bit about my set up (photo-1)(photo-2)(photo-3): I have a 30cmx30cmx45cm(h) vivarium. I am using Reptile One Coco-Fibre substrate I have a male Rainbow Stag Beetle as...
  14. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    The past two nights I have been having my tiger shrimp die. It's been one each night and I'm not sure why. My levels haven't changed or anything. We got them about a month ago, we were thinking maybe they were sick? But would it really take this long for them to start dying?
  15. Photography
    Here are some pictures of my previous and present Red Cherry Shrimps.
  16. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello! I bought five red cherry shrimp about a month and a half ago. I am sure I have three females and two males. Most females began to get their saddles about three weeks ago, but I still haven't seen any berried females. Nowadays most of shrimp hide for the whole day and don't do anything...
  17. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Is there any particular reason that I can't seem to keep assassins alive in my high CO2 environment? I've got a 30 gallon with pressurized CO2 with drop checker lime green. I have gotten several of them but they seem to turn up dead after a couple weeks to a month or two. This last group of 6...
  18. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hey everyone I'm new to the site, and just looking for some suggestions for fish and invertebrates fo the tank. Currently tank has java moss, marimo moss ball and dragons flame for plants. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!! Shawnsey
  19. Aquascaping
    I have one in my brackish water tank that is currently 1.0025. I followed the manufacturer's directions and it has now been in the tank for 3 weeks and is still discoloring things enough I am doing 20% water changes every few days. I had heard that if you boil them for 2-4 hours, this helps...
  20. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi, I'm trying to set up Plant/Invert tank to use as a refugium with my larger tank. My local pet store doesn't offer a huge selection in plants or inverts. Mostly Apple snails and Assassin snails. One of the older forum posts on this forum lead me here...
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